Earlier this year I signed up for Early Bird Books, a site that sends me a list of ebooks every weekday that are on offer at discounted prices. There is also one Free Book to be had and I have taken advantage of many of those.
Here is just a sampling:
Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence - A recounting of a trip he took in 1921 to the island of Sardinia off the coast of Italy.
The Man Who Knew Too Much by G.K. Chesterton - A series of detective stories. Does anyone remember the movie with Jimmy Stewart and Doris Day?
The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - An epistolary novel, somewhat autobiographical.
The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope - The adventures of an Englishman who takes the place of a kidnapped king to save the fictional country of Ruritania. Has been adapted into many movies.
Brewster's Millions by George Barr McCutcheon - The story of a young man who has to spend a million dollar inheritance in order to receive a seven million dollar inheritance. How fun would that be?
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce - I also have a paperback edition of this one.
Five Children and It by E. Nesbit - I have heard so much about this popular British author that I wanted to read this book. Apparently the It is a somewhat grouchy fairy.
Adam Bede by George Eliot - I have only read Eliot's Middlemarch. Here is another classic for my entertainment.
O Pioneers! by Willa Cather - Of course! I love the opening paragraphs of this book.
Siddhartha by Herman Hesse - I read this when I was in college and remember nothing about it except that it was quite the rage then.
Candide by Voltaire - Oh, well, why not?
I see, now that I have made this list, that it represents quite a variety of genres. These are all in the public domain and are probably available from many sites online, but it is nice to have titles just show up randomly. I am glad to know I have a wealth of books for the upcoming fall and winter. I feel like a little book-squirrel.
Any suggestions as to where I should begin?